- Digital World History Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-2022
Susan Grunewald received her Ph.D. in History from Carnegie Mellon University in 2019. She specializes in Soviet and German history, especially related to the Second World War and the early Cold War. Her research focuses on German prisoners of war (POWs) in the Soviet Union from 1941-1956. Her research includes a GIS mapping project of the over 4,000 German POW camps that operated across the entire Soviet Union. Her digital research blends spatial and environmental history with archival findings from Russia, Germany, and the United States.
Her research has been supported by two A.W. Mellon Digital Humanities Fellowships at Carnegie Mellon, the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), the Central European History Society, and the Fulbright Program.